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REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S206
  • Series
  • 1884-01-01 -

Departmental Registers of correspondence received by the Attorney General's office. Shows from whom, to whom, subject, references to departments, how disposed of. Indexes to registers are at WAS 207.

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FILES - APPEALS

  • AU WA S202
  • Series
  • 1867-01-01 -

The files are mostly concerned with appeals from Local Courts or on matters of civil jurisdiction. However, they do include appeals from Courts of Petty Sessions or Courts of Summary Jurisdiction. Files of appeals relating to indictable offences a...

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REGISTER - MAINTENANCE ORDERS

  • AU WA S197
  • Series
  • 1947-01-01 -

Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act 1921.Register of orders in Council reciprocal with other states and countries. Shows Divorce file number (WAS 35), names and addresses of parties, date and details of the order. Divorce number may a...

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FILES - TRANSFER OF LAND ACT

  • AU WA S940
  • Series
  • 1877-01-01 -

The Transfer of Land Act, 1874, introduced the Torrens system of land registration. This simplified the title to land, guaranteed it and facilitated dealings with it.Land granted prior to 1875 could be registered under this Act. If a question aros...

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FILES - CRIMINAL INDICTMENT

  • AU WA S864
  • Series
  • 1973-01-01 -

With the establishment of the Supreme Court in 1861, criminal matters were transferred to the Supreme Court. A Justice Act, No. 14 of 1902 was created to establish a "Code of Criminal Law". This Code was repealed and re-enacted with amendments bet...

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FILES - INEBRIATES ACT

  • AU WA S852
  • Series
  • 1913-10-20 -

The Inebriates Act, No. 47 of 1912, allowed a Judge or Magistrate to place an inebriate in an institution for up to 12 months. The Court could also make orders on the person's property for maintenance and for payment of debts, or appoint a ma...

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FILES - SETTLED LAND ACT

  • AU WA S887
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 -

The Settled Land Act of 1892 allowed for the sale, lease or improvement of land which was the subject of a settlement.A settlement usually placed land in trust for a person, or limited land to a person for his/her lifetime by a will or a marriage ...

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FILES - REGISTRATION OF CROWN LIEN

  • AU WA S884
  • Series
  • 1977-01-01 -

Among the English laws adopted by Western Australia in the Adopting Imperial Act 3 Vic 8 of 1867, was 2 and 3 Vic C11. One of its provisions was for a "crown lien" to be taken out over property for monies owed to the Crown, such as failure to pay ...

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JUDGES' BENCH NOTES

  • AU WA S174
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 -

Each Supreme Court judge and certain court officials kept notes during the course of proceedings. The court officials who kept records of proceedings included: 1. The Master of the Supreme Court, who was also the Registrar and the Keeper of...

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REGISTERS - COMPANIES PETITION FILES

  • AU WA S2227
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

The registers contain an index at the front of each volume to companies which have petitioned the Supreme Court over a specific matter. A number on year is allocated which refers to files in WAS 2242, Cons 5802.

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CAUSE BOOKS

  • AU WA S185
  • Series
  • 1881-01-01 -

Cause Books record civil action from its generation to the end of the action, including the judgement given, unless the case has been discontinued, abandoned or dismissed, in which case that will be stated. If subsequent to the judgement, an appea...

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REGISTERS - CRIMINAL CALENDARS

  • AU WA S191
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 -

Criminal calendars for the Supreme Court Perth and Circuit Courts, being registers of cases heard in the criminal sessions. Cases are given a running number for each sitting Volume 1 shows the name, charge, district, and witnesses, with the plea, ...

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INDEXES - CRIMINAL SESSIONS

  • AU WA S192
  • Series
  • 1861-01-01 -

Index of people tried at criminal sessions of the Supreme Court. Gives name of person and date of hearing, no other information. However, it is a useful index to Vol 1 of the Criminal Registers (WAS 49) from 1861.

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DIARIES - REGISTRAR OF SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S209
  • Series
  • 1872-01-01 -

Daily diary kept by the Registrar of the Supreme Court. Gives date and brief notes of daily business, court sittings etc.

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INDEXES - APPEALS

  • AU WA S311
  • Series
  • 1924-01-01 -

Nominal index to appellants in appeals from lower courts, orders to review and cases started. Volume shows appeal number, names of appellant and respondent, nature of proceedings (whether appeal, order to review or case stated etc), court appealed...

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FILES - ELECTIONS PETITIONS ACT

  • AU WA S880
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 -

If a person considered that there had been corrupt practices during the conduct of elections for the Legislative Council, the Elections Petitions Act (39 Vic 10, 1875) granted the right to present a petition to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Cou...

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FILES - ESCHEAT

  • AU WA S885
  • Series
  • 1940-01-01 -

Under certain circumstances, lands become the property of the Crown:through the death of an owner who is intestate or without an heir. when there is no-one legally qualified to inherit or to claim. The land is said to have "escheated" to the Crow...

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FILES - COURT ORDERS AND CASES

  • AU WA S936
  • Series
  • 1841-01-01 -

These files, originally labelled "Miscellaneous", apparently concern Supreme Court activities which did not fall under the major filing sequences, such as probate, civil writs, divorce etc.The earlier files mainly consist of applications for a var...

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FILES - MARITIME PRIZE COURT

  • AU WA S938
  • Series
  • 1914-01-01 -

Maritime Prize CourtWhen enemy vessels and cargo are captured in port or at sea at the declaration of war or during a war by the naval forces of a belligerent power, they have to be taken to a port in the captor's country for 'adjudicati...

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PROBATE FILES (PUBLIC TRUSTEE)

  • AU WA S2233
  • Series
  • 1942-01-01 -

This series constitutes files raised by the Supreme Court regarding probate matters which were then forwarded to the Public Trustee for granting of probate.

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FILES - FULL COURT LISTS

  • AU WA S203
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Files of Full Court Lists, being lists of cases being heard by the Full Court of the Supreme Court for each sitting (March, May, July, September, November for most years). Cases include motions for admission (by solicitors/barristers) and appeals ...

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REGISTERS - PAPERS RECEIVED FROM ASSOCIATES

  • AU WA S205
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Register, possibly kept by Registrar, of papers relating to civil cases (Record Series No. 201), divorce, local court appeals etc. Papers included appeal book, copy papers for judge, affidavits, summons etc and were received from various clerks in...

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INDEXES - REGISTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S207
  • Series
  • 1886-01-01 -

Indexes to register (WAS 208) of correspondence which came through the Attorney General's office.

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INDEXES TO REGISTERS OF FULL COURT ORDERS (APPEALS)

  • AU WA S208
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

Index to registers of Full (Supreme) Court orders or appeals. (Whereabouts of registers now known at this stage). Refers to number of action, parties, page in registers. There is no direct relationship between this index and the Appeals files (WAS...

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FEE BOOK - VICE ADMIRALTY COURT

  • AU WA S580
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 -

The jurisdiction of Vice-Admiralty Courts extended to such matters as wages, pilotage, salvage, towage, damage to ships, bottomry, securities over ships and also breaches of navy regulations and droits of admiralty. Courts also had jurisdiction ov...

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REGISTERS - ARTICLES RECEIVED BY THE SUPREME COURT

  • AU WA S220
  • Series
  • 1909-01-01 -

Register of articles received at the Supreme Court, apparently from people who have been declared insane under the Lunacy Act (No. 15 of 1903). Under this Act the Court may make arrangement for control of the persons property, for discharge of deb...

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FILES - BANKRUPTCY JUDGEMENTS

  • AU WA S891
  • Series
  • 1916-01-01 -

These files deal with the discharge of bankruptcies under the Bankruptcy Act 1892 and later the Bankruptcy Act 1924-1955. A memorandum of stisfaction is entered on the judgement of the party has fulfilled the conditions of discharge. The consignme...

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